1042

Friday, 22 September 2017

At 12:30, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for 74yo Cathryn Holdsworth who was reported missing from her home in Halifax.

Team members were tasked with searching various areas of interest by the police, but without conclusion.

Cathryn is still missing: MISSING PERSONS APPEAL

West Yorkshire Police: WATCH Appeal Cathryn Holdsworth, 74yr
Anyone with any information relating to Cathryn’s whereabouts should contact the police.

In attendance: 16 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 7hrs 30mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 22 September 2017
  • Location Heathy Lane, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 07260 28433
  • Latitude 53.752215
  • Longitude -1.8913795
  • Man Hours 120
  • Members In Attendance 16
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1040

Sunday, 10 September 2017

At 11:04, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the recovery of a deceased male on the Milennium Way, above Ilkley.

In attendance: 16 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 5hrs 41mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 10 September 2017
  • Location Millennium Way, Burley in Wharfedale
  • Grid Reference SE 13669 44780
  • Latitude 53.899013
  • Longitude -1.7934591
  • Man Hours 90.9
  • Members In Attendance 16
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1031

Monday, 14 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the on going search for 70yo Barry Nicholson who was reported missing from his home on Sunday evening (13th).

25 members with 2 search dogs were tasked with searching areas of interest looking for the gentleman. Unfortunately we didn’t find him and at 3am the team were stood down.

Sadly the body of Mr Nicholson was found in the river two days later.
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In attendance: 25 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 6hrs 31mins

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 14 August 2017
  • Location Brighouse
  • Grid Reference SE 15749 22040
  • Latitude 53.694569
  • Longitude -1.7629653
  • Man Hours 162.9
  • Members In Attendance 25
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1032

Sunday, 20 August 2017

At 19:55, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with a vehicle, which had left the A672 (Rishworth Moor) and had come to rest approx. 50-60ft down the steep banking in a deep ravine. 19 CVSRT members were available to assist immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly.

Once on-scene, team members were advised by West Yorkshire Police that the driver was missing from the vehicle, so we were tasked with assisting with a multi-agency search for the driver at the crash site and surrounding moorland.

At 02:00, CVSRT members concluded their tasking and returned to base, then onward to their homes. No further information is available at this moment.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT

On-scene:
West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
West Yorkshire Police Dogs (WYPD)
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit (WYP RPU)
National Police Air Service (NPAS CarrGate)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS BASICS Doctor
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (YAS HART)
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS)
WYFRS Technical Rescue Unit (TRU)
Search and Rescue Dog from Cave Rescue Organisation (SARDA England) (CRO)

Total Duration: 6hrs 5mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • Location Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 01038 16142
  • Latitude 53.641790
  • Longitude -1.9857744
  • Man Hours 97.3
  • Members In Attendance 19
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1030

Saturday, 12 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for a male who had been heard screaming for help in Eaves Wood.

After concluding our tasking from the police with no conclusion, CVSRT members stood down and returned to their homes. Police enquiries on-going.

In attendance: 26 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
National Police Air Service (NPAS Carr Gate)

Total Duration: 5hrs 26mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • Location Eaves Wood, Heptonstall Quarry
  • Grid Reference SD 96598 28400
  • Latitude 53.751955
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 119.5
  • Members In Attendance 26
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1029

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the recovery of a 60yo male found deceased in woodland.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In attendance: 10 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Services
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Total Duration: 3hr

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 08 August 2017
  • Location Dauber Bridge, Cragg Vale
  • Grid Reference SE 00758 25106
  • Latitude 53.722360
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 30
  • Members In Attendance 10
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1027

Thursday, 03 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to search for Eric Smith (78) who had been reported missing from his home. Mr Smith has dementia and had recently moved to Mytholmroyd and there were some concerns for his wellbeing

Having searched the area, CVSRT members were concluding their tasking when Mr Smith was located by a police officer walking past the Rescue Post in Mytholmroyd.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 4hr

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 03 August 2017
  • Location Mytholmroyd
  • Grid Reference SE 01064 25973
  • Latitude 53.730156
  • Longitude -1.9853550
  • Man Hours 76
  • Members In Attendance 19
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1026

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for a vulnerable missing female. Team members attended Halifax Police Station to discuss the search. On arrival they were notified the missing female had been found.

In attendance: 4 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police

Total Duration: 1hr 8mins
Person Hours: 4.5hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 11 July 2017
  • Location Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 09011 25548
  • Latitude 53.726259
  • Longitude -1.8649131
  • Man Hours 4.5
  • Members In Attendance 4
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1021

Friday, 23 June 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with evacuation of an injured man who had fallen down an embankment injuring himself.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team

Total Duration: 2hrs 50mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 23 June 2017
  • Location Angel Road, Halifax
  • Grid Reference SE 08472 25709
  • Latitude 53.727713
  • Longitude 1.8730728
  • Man Hours 50.2
  • Members In Attendance 19
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It’s safe to say that we are blessed with some wonderful scenery around our operational area, and now the summer holidays are in full flow we hope you are making the most of the great outdoors. There are many ways to explore the stunning countryside, and whether you're walking, climbing, running or cycling, the landscape is inspiring, but can also be hazardous. Here are several tips to keep you safe whilst you’re out and about, and before you even set off from home.

Before you start and throughout the day, eat well and remain hydrated to keep your energy levels high.
Carry a map and compass, and have the ability to use them! Plan your route carefully. Consider the time of year, terrain and the nature of your trip and choose your route accordingly. Leave details of your route including start and finish points, estimated time of return and contact details — and leave your note in a reliable place in case of emergency or with family and friends at home.

Carry a headtorch with spare batteries, a whistle to attract attention if you need help and carrying a basic first aid kit and an emergency survival bag/blanket. If you take regular medication, make sure you’ve had it or have it with you to take during the day.

Check the weather forecast. Wear suitable clothing and footwear, and carry extra layers in case you get into difficulty. Keep an eye on the weather whilst you’re out and about. Be prepared to turn back if conditions turn against you, even if this upsets a long-planned adventure. Watch for signs of hypothermia: disorientation, confusion, shivering, tiredness, pale complexion and loss of circulation in hands or toes. Children and older people are especially susceptible.

Keep the party together and allow the slowest in the party to determine the pace and take special care of the youngest, weakest and least knowledgeable in dangerous places. If you go out alone, let people know your route and when you expect to finish and then stick to it as far as you can. If your plans change, let them know that too.

Obviously we want you to enjoy yourselves but staying safe is more important. In the unfortunate event you require urgent medical assistance, alert the authorities immediately.

Dial 999 or 112, ask for Police and then Mountain Rescue. The days of running down the hill to the nearest telephone box to summon help appear to be over - that said, mobile phones are not 100% reliable and batteries can run flat and network coverage cannot be relied upon in the more remote areas.

Before you set out, charge your mobile phone. Many accidents occur towards the end of the day when both you and your phone are low on energy. Register your phone with www.emergencysms.org.uk - an emergency SMS service in the UK that allows you to send a SMS text message to the 999 service (UK) where it will be passed to the police then mountain rescue or ambulance, fire rescue, coastguard.

Be prepared with the following information to aid your rescuers:
• Casualties – Number, names, type of injuries
• Hazards to the rescuers – Swiftwater, rock fall etc.
• Access – Description of the approach terrain and weather conditions
• Location of incident – A grid reference is perfect (please say if this is from a GPS device)
• Equipment – What safety equipment you have with you
• Type of incident – Mountain, crag, moors, etc.

Keep injured/exhausted people safe and warm until help reaches you.

Think!! Most dangers, hazards and incidents can be avoided with the correct preparation, forward thinking and using your common sense!

For more info: www.cvsrt.org.uk

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